Don’t Worry About Finances

Tis the season to be jolly...right?! ¬†Yet that is not the emotion that most people find themselves experiencing during this time of year. ¬†With Thanksgiving right behind us and Christmas around the corner, many people experience a plethora of feelings of worry and anxiety. ¬†Finances divide families and cause individuals to feel worthless or even suicidal. ¬†At this time of year, humanity is in an epic battle, fighting to celebrate God's goodness, the birth of Jesus Christ, and showing love to one another. ¬†Knowing these things are only a portion of the battle. ¬†We must know what to do with this information so that we don't become another static, snared in a trap that was set to utterly destroy us and steal our joy. What are we to do? One of the first things that we are to do is realize who it is that sustains us. ¬†Father God! ¬†He is just that, our Father. ¬†The scripture says that He gave gifts to men. (Ephesians 4:8). ¬†Although the scriptural context is discussing the Spiritual gifts that God gave to men in the church, the facts still remain that every good thing comes from God (James 1:7). ¬†He gives us brand new mercies every single morning. (Lamentations 3:22, 23). ¬†He gives … [Read more...]

Proverbs 3

Guidance for the Young 1 My son, do not forget my law, But let your heart keep my commands; 2 For length of days and long life And peace they will add to you. 3 Let not mercy and truth forsake you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart, 4 And so find favor and high esteem In the sight of God and man. 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. 7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and depart from evil. 8 It will be health to your flesh And strength to your bones. 9 Honor the LORD with your possessions, And with the firstfruits of all your increase; 10 So your barns will be filled with plenty, And your vats will overflow with new wine. 11 My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD, Nor detest His correction; 12 For whom the LORD loves He corrects, Just as a father the son in whom he delights. 13 Happy is the man who finds wisdom, And the man who gains understanding; 14 For her proceeds are better than the profits of silver, And her gain than fine gold. 15 She is more precious than rubies, And all the … [Read more...]